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By Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair

ISBN-10: 1118746317

ISBN-13: 9781118746318

Anatomy and body structure for Nurses at a Glance is the ideal better half for examine and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare scholars, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series.

Combining impressive illustrations with obtainable and informative textual content, this e-book covers the entire physique structures and key recommendations encountered from the beginning of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is perfect for somebody trying to find an outline of the human physique. offering a concise, visible review of anatomy and body structure and the comparable organic sciences, this ebook can assist scholars improve functional abilities, permitting them to develop into worrying, style and compassionate nurses.

  • Superbly illustrated, with complete color illustrations throughout
  • Breaks down advanced thoughts in an available way
  • Written particularly for nursing and healthcare scholars with the entire info they need
  • Includes entry to a spouse web site with self-assessment questions for every chapter
  • Available in a number electronic codecs- excellent for ‘on the move’ examine and revision

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In sensory neurones the dendrites often form the part of the sensory receptors and in motor neurones they can be part of the synapse between one neurone and the next. Cell body The soma (cell body) is the central part of the neuron. It contains the nucleus of the cell, and therefore is where most protein �synthesis occurs. The nucleus ranges from 3 to 18 micrometers in diameter. 2) are located inside the central nervous system and form the grey matter. When clusters of cell bodies are grouped together in the central nervous system they are called nuclei.

Nervous tissue Nervous tissue is made up of neurons and glial cells. The function of the nervous tissue is to receive and to transmit neural impulses (reception and transmission of information). There are two types of tissue found in the nervous system: excitable cells (the neurons – they initiate, receive, conduct and transmit information) and the non-excitable cells (the glial cells – these support the neurons). A neuron (the basic unit of nervous tissue) consists of two major parts, the cell body containing the neuron’s nucleus, cytoplasm and other organelles.

2). Pia matter is the thin, translucent, mesh-like meningeal envelope, spanning nearly the entire surface of the brain. The pia is firmly adhered to the surface of the brain and loosely connected to the arachnoid layer. The pia matter �functions to cover and protect the CNS, to protect the blood �vessels and enclose the venous sinuses near the CNS, to contain the �cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and to form partitions with the skull. 2). It includes a simple squamous epithelium called the arachnoid membrane and the arachnoid �trabeculae which is a network of collagen elastic fibres that extend between the arachnoid membrane and the outer surface of the pia matter.

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